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Weekly Word Count #132

Word Count: 1,468

What story I’m currently working on: Still super slow with Airship, making it to 55k. Crazy to think this time last month I was closer to 30k or more down for the month, but after two consecutive months of heavy wordcount, I have some massive editing to do. I’m going to attempt to hit 60k by next week, meaning I’ll have 20k to write in January, which is more than doable.

What I’m editing/marketing: A Tale of Two Airships came out in audio book last week! While Captivating Melody is out on submission I’m turning to working on Outlier Heir and reworking Chasing Fate from last year. Musketeer Pirates is hanging tight for a little bit while beta readers look it over, so I’m currently juggling a LOT of editing projects. I heard some word on Of Tinkers and Technomancers that editing should begin in February, so hopefully you’ll be reading it by March/April 2018!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

If she was in immediate danger, I could pull focus from the rest of my crew. To me, of course, but this plan wouldn’t be any fun if it wasn’t insane.

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Weekly Word Count #130

Word Count: 1,047

What story I’m currently working on: Airship, but I took a break this week due to the massive hit that happened on Friday. That’s when I got the news that Loose Id was closing, which puts my shifter series on hiatus as well. I’ll get back to Airship soon, but I’m licking my wounds right now.

What I’m editing/marketing: The audio book for A Tale of Two Airships will be out soon, so look forward to news on that! I just spent the last week working on rewriting Captivating Melody and just started submitting it out, even though I’m a bit nervous. And now that it’s done, before the end of the year, I’ll be working on the Musketeer Pirates edits! I’m still waiting to hear from my editor, and for Of Tinkers and Technomancers as well as A Reflection of Ice, I’m awaiting my first set of edits, but they’ll still be coming out next year!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Viola approached, her gaze fixed on the horizon. “What’s to bet the tackiest building in the neighborhood belongs to that cur?”

“Not everyone can fancify a joint like you, darling,” I drawled before skipping a pace or two ahead to try and get a better view. “The rest of us are slapping twigs together with glue.”

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Weekly Word Count #128

Word Count: 9.458

What story I’m currently working on: Had a bit of a slowdown this week due to a busy last weekend plus a migraine that wouldn’t quit, but I’m still keeping up with the turtle version of NaNoWrimo, and I reached 37k today! To be fair, it’s Thanksgiving, so I’m going to grant myself that. I also did a little more with Forged Contracts, but ever since PAX Unplugged, I’ve had some other hobbies stealing my attention. Airship is unfolding at a good pace though, and I have a good idea of where the rest of the book will go!

What I’m editing/marketing: If you haven’t listened to the audio book for An Airship Named Desire, I recommend getting your time in now! A Tale of Two Airships will probably be out before the end of the year! Waiting on word from my editor for Forged Decisions, so cross your fingers and toes for me! My betas are continuing to progress through Musketeer Pirates and offering all of the critiques! Can’t wait to get cracking on those edits!

Teaser of the week:

“Because it took a stubborn technomancer willing to risk everything for those she cared about to remind me I was capable of a little daring too.”

Line of the week:

“So we’re assistants of Gregor Browning?” Isabella slipped an arm around Edwin’s shoulders, near causing the man to leap mid-air. “What is his specialty again?”

“Aether-thermodynamic thingamabob,” I jumped in, all of those fancy words of Edwin’s flying right out of my brain.

“Aetherdynamic manipulation,” Edwin said with a huff. He adjusted his glasses. “Really, Bea, I thought you were listening last night.”

I shrugged. “Maybe I’m just keeping you on your toes.”

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Weekly Word Count #122

Word Count: 12,033

What story I’m currently working on: Well, the fantasy heist picked up steam. I am going to attempt the crazy and try to finish it before the end of October…we shall see…I polevaulted ahead to 40k this week, almost at the halfway point, so it just might be doable. I had an aggressive start, which was awesome, and ideally, I’d like to finish it so I can switch gears to The Airship Also Rises come November! (steampunk pun, hee!)

What I’m editing/marketing: Forged Alliances came out two weeks ago, but already I’m switching focus to the release coming up IN two weeks! Captured Memories is now available for pre-order here! Beyond that, you’ll have Of Tinkers and Technomancers and A Reflection of Ice to look forward to in the beginning of 2018, and I’m not stopping for a heartbeat. Gotta keep on, keepin on. I’ve begun diving into edits for Forged Decisions, and I have a good idea of where I want to go with that, so I’m excited to push them through. My hope is that Forged Decisions will be submission ready by the end of November!

Teaser of the week:

Lyra had been born in the cold, and in the stark of winter she thrived.

Line of the week:

How wrong she had been. The girl who stood before her was the same jagged glass personality, quick for a response and too blunt for her own good, but Weavers bless, she had a devoted heart that hadn’t changed. Once Fiona Blackwater got her talons into you, the woman would sail straight through a storm, torch a building, or even thrash the bitch who ran the serving quarters in retribution. Even when she’d gotten whipped out in the yard afterwards.

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Weekly Word Count #111

Word Count: 17100

What story I’m full *steam* ahead on this steampunk story! And by that, I mean by the next update it’s going to be finished. I’m at 28k and I’m only projecting about 30ish for this novella! Which means what project comes next will be a roulette, lol. Who knows!I even did a bit more of the Musketeer Pirate story, closing out another chapter at 5k. Slowly, this world is starting to unfold, and it’s been a joy to write behind the scenes. Every ounce of it is pure inspiration.

What I’m editing/marketing: NONE OF THE THINGS! Well, mostly because I’m writing like a beast. Captivating Melody is still in edits, but it’s just paused while I push through on this steampunk story…which I can soon edit! Although, on a super cool note, I’m currently doing edits on the audio files for the Airship Named Desire audio book. I’m not going to lie, this narrator is so talented she’ll give you goosebumps. I haven’t fallen in love with a voice like this since FemShep.

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

“Because it took a stubborn technomancer willing to risk everything for those she cared about to remind me that I was capable of a little daring too.” He offered her a half-smile, trying to ignore the way his pulse quickened, at how his heart twisted with the intensity of the admiration he felt for her. He’d offered many, many lies in his day, but this was the solemn truth, and by the blazes, it felt glorious to let it free.

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Weekly Word Count #108

Word Count: 7041

What story I’m working on: Guys, I’m not the worst! I put a serious dent into Forged Decisions, making my way to 13k! Things started falling into place with me for that story, which is giving me the fortitude to keep moving forward. I also started playing around with a new project, one that will be amazingly interesting, mostly because I’ve never done something like it before. I got 600 words into this story, but I’m going to take my time and really develop the worldbuilding first before throwing myself into it.

What I’m editing/marketing: Welp, beginning of the week I finished editing Outlier Heir, my YA space opera, so now comes the draining, oft horrifying submissions stage! And already, Waking for Winter is coming out next week. EEK. Final Coven Chronicles book release–makes my lil heart twist!

Teaser of the week:

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Line of the week:

Navi glanced down to her bare thighs, noticing for the first time that she was wearing his shirt and he currently had those fantastic pecs on full display. With the anger cleared from her headspace at the moment, the lust returned in full force, the close proximity only fueling her fire. “Don’t suppose you’ve got a back entrance to those spares? It’d be a discredit to my surly Tribe image if I’m walking through the place in your shirt.”

A different scent tingled her nose, the strong note of his arousal that made her want to moan on the spot. She didn’t need to glance over to those gym shorts to notice the erection he was packing. Her panther wasn’t resisting the wolfish scent of him either, instead, the bitch was preening inside her chest. Not helping her ignore the tangled web of emotions that she’d rather leave for a rainy day, or never.

“Fiesty thing like you? No one would dare make a comment. Even if my shirt might as well be a dress on you,” he teased, his hazel eyes sparking with amusement.

Navi cracked her knuckles. “You’re playing with fire, babe.”

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2017 Mid-Year Review

Well hell, is it already the halfway point?

Thus far, 2017 has seen the release of Rising for Autumn back in February, and in July, book 4, Waking for Winter will come out with Loose Id. What does that mean? It means my final Philadelphia Coven Chronicles book will release!

This time last year, I was prepping the second Take to the Skies book, and I’m happy to say I just started writing the third and final, so you can probably look to the horizon for that release next year.

On the writing front, I’ve kept busy. I have a YA space opera project I’ve been jamming away at, as well as a shifter series in the works. I just sent the first novel in the series to publishers, so fingers crossed–you may get Forged Alliances and the start of a fun new series before the end of 2017!

I also entered into the foray of contemporary romance with a novella that I’m preparing to submit–Captured Memories. This was a super intense story for me, and I’m hoping you all love Zane and Liv’s story as much as I do.

So what do you have to look forward to the rest of 2017? More releases from me, of course, and I hope more announcements of future books for you to read. If you’re an audiobook fan, An Airship Named Desire will be available in audiobook later in the year, an the voice actress is hella talented.

I’ve been jamming this year full of projects that I can’t wait to share with you, ones that include the strong, capable females I write, plenty of snark, complicated men, and stories that represent real problems. For those who have stuck with me so far and continue to do so, thank you a thousand times over–I write these stories for you ❤